Comments - Homologation Icons: Ferrari 250 GTO

Published: Jun 19, 2012
Description: There are very few cars which could really be called iconic in the world of homologated cars. Plenty of iconic cars were raced, but when it comes to models that were only sold so that their builders c...
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Ben Bourdon Jun 19, 2012
Hmm what's going on with that little windscreen?
Description: Ferrari was never exactly crazy about the idea of following the FIA's homologation rules, but the resulting car achieved a level of fame which Ferrari's pure race cars never have. The name o...
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Description: What's strange about its beauty is that it happened almost by accident. The body was designed purely with aerodynamics in mind, and though the design was headed by Sergio Scaglietti, it was essen...
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Jordan Clegg Jun 19, 2012
Amazing car but a solid paint job looks better.
Emil Kleijsen Jun 30, 2012
Best* you spelled best wrong
Description: The road-going version of the 250 was the first really successful road car built by Ferrari, so when the 250 GTO was set to bridge the gap between the two, Ferrari had all the right experience to draw...
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Description: The 3.0-liter V12 engine in the GTO wasn't an all-new design, but there were changes made specifically for the GTO. Since aerodynamics were of such importance, a dry-sump lubrication system had t...
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Emil Kleijsen Jun 30, 2012
9500 is Beastly period, no Matter what time! Amazing car
Thibault Leroy Jun 19, 2012
yeah even for today thats alot
Scott Gracey Jun 19, 2012
9500 rev limit back then... That's beastlu
Christo Savaides Jun 19, 2012
Easily one of the greatest cars of all time.
Dimitry Edouard Jun 20, 2012
Nah I think it looks like an old porch
Carlton Salmon Jun 19, 2012
I think this is Nick Mason's car. He paid £24,000 for it back in 1973, an awful lot of money back then.
Jose Miguel Fernandez Jun 19, 2012
That is a truly beautiful car
Description: It would take the Group 3 Grand Touring Car championship in 1963 and 1964, but not without a certain amount of controversy. Ferrari built only 39 copies of the 250 GTO, well below the 100 units requi...
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Chris Gaines Jun 19, 2012
so they just plain cheated?
Description: This wasn't strictly true, since the GTO had both a five-speed gearbox and dry-sump system which weren't found on the road cars. In 1965, the GTO would be reclassified as Group 4, which was ...
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Taggart Wilber Jun 20, 2012
Yeah buddy. This is what happens when you break a deal with Carrol Shelby. The Daytona was a beast-mobile
Alex Roberts Jun 19, 2012
ford and shelby still beat em out. and the ford GT is truly a great car
Jim Ricard Jun 19, 2012
it's nice but give me a chrysler Kcar anyday
Phillip Fitchew Jun 19, 2012
Who IS better? It's a moot question; apples to oranges. If Ford was a supercar manufacturer, you'd have a debate. Remember that the one supercar they HAVE made in recent history (tecnically the only one they ever made) isn't anything to scoff at.
Theo Hubbard Jun 19, 2012
Shelby took on Ferrari. That's ballsy. And then ford took them on and won at LeMans......4 times
Alex Santaspirt Jun 19, 2012
But who is still better? Ferrari.
Ryan Cardone Jun 20, 2012
I love that scene from Vanilla Sky when Tom Cruise is driving a dark blue 250GTO. That car would be in my dreams as well. Best car EVER.
Carlton Salmon Jun 19, 2012
Wow, never seen one in black before. It looks awesome!
Description: Ferrari would bring back the "GTO" label a couple of times, and even though the 288 GTO was built to be a race car, it is only the 250 GTO which is truly deserving of the badge. The motorspo...
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Jarrod Mark Price Jun 19, 2012
People really hated on the 599 GTO for its name. Maybe an Italia GTO would have been more fitting given its GT racing reputation. Still, the 599 GTO is one incredible car.
Logan Delony Jun 19, 2012
The green/yellow combo reminds me of a lotus
John Serely Jun 19, 2012
I love that green color
Carlton Salmon Jun 19, 2012
The Stirling Moss 250 GTO. Just recently became the worlds most expensive car.